GUNNISON, Colo. – Western State Colorado University has announced the hiring of Kimberly Miller as the next Associate Athletics Director of Internal Operations and Compliance. Miller will also assume the duties of Senior Woman Administrator for the athletics department.
Miller comes to Western after a stint as an instructor of sport management at Livingstone College in Salisbury, North Carolina. Along with teaching core curriculum in sport management, Miller coordinated the entire sport management program, oversaw the Sport Management Major's Club and was in charge of formulating a more comprehensive curriculum for students.
"Kim's addition to our department is nothing short of a game changer," Western Athletics Director Jason Carmichael said. "Kim has routinely been identified by her peers as an administrator with a huge upside. Kim's work ethic, professionalism, integrity and insatiable desire to grow as an administrator are all huge assists for our department and institution."
Prior to Livingstone, Miller worked at Shaw University as their Assistant Athletics Director and Senior Woman Administrator from 2006-16. During this time, Miller supervised various men's and women's sports; managed and monitored the athletics department's budget; oversaw all athletic department operations in the Athletic Director's absence; oversaw internal operations, business operations, facilities and special events; assisted in fundraising, ticketing, marketing and promotions; advised the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee; negotiated and evaluated all athletic contracts and guarantees. Miller also had many other duties during her decade at Shaw.
Miller also was named the head women's softball coach at Shaw in 2008. A title she held until the end of the 2014 season. As head coach, Miller created the Shaw University Softball Challenge that attracted 40 NCAA Division II women's softball teams over three days, grossing over $30,000 annually with a $500,000 economic impact to the city of Raleigh.
Miller also has a background in sports information as a Broadcasting/Media Relations Intern at Ohio University and a Sports Information Intern at Bethune-Cookman University.
Miller is a member of the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletic Administrators (NACWAA), the National Association of Collegiate Athletic Directors (NACDA), Minority Opportunities Athletic Associations (MOAA) and the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division II Athletic Directors Association (NCAA D2ADA).
In 2001, Miller earned her bachelor's degree in sport management from Winston-Salem State University. She also holds a master's degree in sports studies from High Point University and is expected to earn her doctorate degree of philosophy in education with a specialization in sport management from Northcentral University in 2016.
"We are excited Kim has chosen Western as the next stop on her journey in college athletics," Carmichael remarked. "Personally, I am thrilled to have her as a colleague in the department and as a department, we look forward to beginning the upcoming academic year with Kim in place at such a vital position."